Oncology Pharmacy

2023-2024 PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residents


The Department of Pharmacy Services at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers is recruiting applicants for a one-year ASHP accredited PGY2 Residency in Hematology/Oncology.


General Description

 The Michigan Medicine PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Residency is designed to provide residents with a diverse set of experiences in hematology/oncology, while allowing collaboration with top experts at an NCCN-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The program will challenge residents to develop high-level clinical and literature evaluation skills through a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient experiences. The strong affiliation with the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy allows residents to hone educational skills through didactic lectures, round table discussions, and precepting of fellows, residents, students. Residents will become experts in academic performance through completion of high-level research and writing endeavors throughout the year. The program also affords the opportunity to work with experts in oncology practice management and design of unique services. Upon completion of the program, residents will be among the leaders and best in hematology/oncology practice, poised to secure a specialized pharmacist position in hematology/oncology.


Minimum qualifications include graduation from an accredited college of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completion of a PGY1 residency or equivalent experience.

Recruitment Plan 2024-2025

    • We will be represented at ASHP Midyear Showcase in Anaheim, CA on Tuesday, December 5th from 8-11 AM at booth 5244. Please stop by to connect with the residents & Residency Program Director.
    • We will also be hosting PPS interviews at ASHP Midyear. Please check the PPS website for details.
    • We will also be hosting virtual PPS interviews for those unable to attend the ASHP Midyear Meeting. To sign-up, please email Maddy Ochs ([email protected]) and include your CV.


Program Structure

Rotation Experiences are tailored according to resident interests in conjunction with the residency program director and coordinator in July. 


Required Rotations


Block Rotations

Orientation (July)

Adult Inpatient Hematology

Inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant (Adult or Pediatrics)

Pediatric Inpatient Hematology/Oncology

Ambulatory Oncology Blue (GI/GU/Lung)

Ambulatory Oncology Gold (GYO/Melanoma/Breast)

Oncology Administration (Minimum 2 Weeks)


Longitudinal Rotations

Outpatient Disease-Based Clinic (2 semesters)

  • Multiple options available, including lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, BMT, gyn-onc, melanoma, breast cancer, head & neck cancer, GU cancer, GI cancer, sarcoma, lung cancer, and oral chemotherapy  



Elective Rotations

Inpatient Medical Oncology Service

Hematology Consult Service 

Malignant Hematology PA Service

Ambulatory Hematology Clinics

  • Maize Clinics (lymphoma/myeloma), Leukemia Clinic, and/or BMT Clinic

Infectious Diseases (Immunocompromised Service)


Medical Intensive Care Unit

Palliative Care Service


Staffing Responsibility

Rogel Cancer Center Infusion staffing (1 weekend (2 shifts) per month: Friday evening, Saturday day)



Residents will be required to work two holiday blocks (one minor; one major)


Research and Publications Opportunity

Design and completion of research project is required

Completion of a writing project (review article or secondary research project) suitable for publication is required

Four major oral presentations:

  • Research protocol
  • Writing project (CE lecture)
  • Research project results at Great Lakes residency conference
  • Research project results to pharmacy department

Core topic presentations to hematology/oncology preceptor group every month

Residents will present one or more posters at the HOPA Annual Conference if funding is available


Teaching Opportunity

Residents may serve as a preceptor for pharmacy students on rotation.

Teaching at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy is required. 

Residents are expected to attend each class session, facilitate discussion of pharmacy students, effectively manage classrooms, understand classwork and curriculum development, and assist in grading/evaluating students. In certain classes, residents are expected to give didactic lectures on various topics. Throughout the year, residents will be expected to gain confidence in teaching methods and take a larger role in facilitating class discussions. By the end of the year, residents should be able to manage a classroom independently. 


Other Requirements/Information

Wellness goals: residents will be asked to identify a goal to help promote their well-being throughout the residency year and attend wellness activities offered by the Residency Wellness Committee

Professional service on a professional committee (local, state or national) is required

Participation in the Midyear Clinical Meeting and HOPA Annual Conference (when applicable)

Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference and resident trip to observe practice at other hospitals (when applicable)


Residency Director Information

Program Director: Allison Schepers, PharmD, BCOP

Program Coordinator: Madeleine Ochs, PharmD, BCOP


Iman Ahmed, PharmD, BCOP

Ambulatory Hematology


Sam Aitken, PharmD, MPH, BCIDP

Immunocompromised Infectious Diseases


Lydia Benitez, PharmD, BCOP

Adult Ambulatory Leukemia


Julia Brown, PharmD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


Catherine Christen, PharmD



Katie Eschenburg, PharmD

Ambulatory Oncology Infusion


Tate Feeney, PharmD, BCOP

Ambulatory Bone Marrow Transplant


Martina Fraga, PharmD

Inpatient Hematology/Oncology


David Frame, PharmD

Ambulatory Bone Marrow Transplant & Immuno-Hematology


Hannah Hammoud, PharmD

Pediatric Hematology


Madeleine King, PharmD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


Shawna Kraft, PharmD, BCOP

Ambulatory Oncology 


Alanna Lehman, PharmD, BCOP

Adult Inpatient Oncology


Emily Mackler, PharmD, BCOP

Director - Clinical Quality Initiatives Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium (MOQC)


Bernard Marini, PharmD, BCOP

Adult Inpatient Hematology


Denise Markstrom, PharmD

Inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant


Rachel McDevitt, PharmD, BCOP

Ambulatory Oncology


Victoria Nachar, PharmD, BCOP

Ambulatory Hematology/Oncology


Madeleine Ochs, PharmD, BCOP

Inpatient Hematology Consults


Anthony Perissinotti, PharmD, BCOP

Adult Inpatient Hematology


Kim Redic, PharmD

Research Pharmacy


Gianni Scappaticci, PharmD, BCOP

Inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant


Allison Schepers, PharmD, BCOP

Ambulatory Oncology


Prabha Vogel, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS

Oncology Administration


Gina Widmer, PharmD

Ambulatory Oral Oncolytic Program



Please check out the F.A.Q. for application deadlines and interview dates.